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Serbia national under-19 football team

The Serbia national under-19 football team (Serbian Latin: Omladinska reprezentacija Srbije) is the national under-19 football team of Serbia and is controlled by the Football Association of Serbia. The team is considered the successor to the Serbia and Montenegro national under-19 football team, which in turn was the successor to the Yugoslavia national under-19 football team.

Serbia U19
Nickname(s)Orlići (The Young Eagles)
AssociationFootball Association of Serbia
ConfederationUEFA (Europe)
Head coachMilan Lešnjak
FIFA codeSRB
First colours
Second colours
First international
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Yugoslavia 3–0 France 
(Nice, 22 March 1951)
Biggest win
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Yugoslavia 8–0 Luxembourg Luxembourg
(Visoko, 26 March 1985)
Biggest defeat
Bulgaria Bulgaria 4–0 Yugoslavia Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
(Sofia, 2 April 1959)
Federal Republic of Yugoslavia FR Yugoslavia 2–6 Spain 
(Helsinki, 29 July 2001)
Serbia Serbia 0–4 Spain 
(Chiajna, 23 July 2011)
Records of biggest win/defeat are for competitive matches only
U-19 European Championship
Appearances30 (first in 1951)
Best resultWinners Gold medal icon.svg 1951, 1979, 2013

Serbia won their first U19 title as independent country at the 2013 UEFA European Under-19 Championship, where they beat France in the final 1-0.

HistoryEdit

The Yugoslav U18 team represented the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia until the country dissolved in 1992.

From 1995, the under-18 team represented the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. The FR Yugoslavia (and the team) changed its name to Serbia and Montenegro in 2003.

In 2006, Serbia and Montenegro separated and its governing body converted into the Football Association of Serbia.

Competition historyEdit

Their first international competition was on the 1951 FIFA Youth Tournament Under-18 where they beat Austria 3-2 in the final.

They also won the 1979 UEFA European Under-18 Championship beating Bulgaria 1–0 in the final.

The biggest success on the intercontinental stage happened on the 1987 FIFA World Youth Championship in Chile, when they became the world youth champions by beating the West Germany 5–4 in the final on a penalty shootout in Santiago. Because of that achievement, that generation was nicknamed Čileanci (The Chileans).

Since the changes in 2001. made by UEFA, when the competition received its current name and level (U19), the Serbian squad has reached the semifinals in 2005, 2009, 2011, and 2014.

In the 2013 UEFA European Under-19 Championship, the Serbian team became the European champion by beating France 1–0 in the final played in Marijampolė.

The semifinal appearance in 2014 qualified them for the 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup.

Competitive RecordEdit

The Serbian Football Association is deemed the direct successor to both SFR Yugoslavia and Serbia and Montenegro by FIFA, and therefore the inheritor to all the records of the defunct nations.

     Champions       Runners-Up       Third Place       Fourth Place

UEFA European Under-19 ChampionshipEdit

UEFA European U-19 Championship Record as follows:

Played as Year Result GP W D* L GS GA
  SCG   2002 Did not qualify
  2003
  2004
  2005 Semifinals 4 3 0 1 9 5
  2006 Did not qualify
  Serbia   2007 Group stage 3 1 0 2 10 10
  2008 Did not qualify
  2009 Semifinals 4 2 1 1 5 5
  2010 Did not qualify
  2011 Semifinals 4 1 1 2 5 9
  2012 Group Stage 3 0 0 3 1 8
  2013 Champions 5 3 2 0 7 4
  2014 Semifinals 4 1 3 0 4 3
  2015 Did not qualify
  2016
  2017
  2018
  2019
  2020 Future event
Total 7/18 27 11 7 9 41 44
* Draws include knockout matches decided by penalty shootout.

Results and FixturesEdit

  Win   Draw   Loss

2018Edit

2019Edit

Current squadEdit

The following players were called up for the 2020 Under-19 Championship qualification.[1]

As of 14 October 2019.
No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Novak Micović (2001-10-25) 25 October 2001 (age 18) 5 0   Čukarički U19
12 1GK Filip Stanković (2002-02-25) 25 February 2002 (age 17) 1 0   Inter
1GK Andrija Katić (2002-02-17) 17 February 2002 (age 17) 0 0   Red Star Belgrade U19

5 2DF Bojan Balaž (2001-01-05) 5 January 2001 (age 18) 12 0   TSC Bačka Topola
6 2DF Strahinja Eraković (2001-01-22) 22 January 2001 (age 18) 6 1   Grafičar Beograd
2 2DF Stefan Radmanovac (2001-11-08) 8 November 2001 (age 18) 6 1   Teleoptik
3 2DF Nikola Stajić (2001-09-08) 8 September 2001 (age 18) 6 0   Brodarac
2DF Danilo Mitrović (2001-03-23) 23 March 2001 (age 18) 3 1   Blau-Weiß Linz
17 2DF Ognjen Đurković (2001-12-11) 11 December 2001 (age 17) 2 0   Partizan U19
14 2DF Ivan Ćorković (2001-05-10) 10 May 2001 (age 18) 1 0   Partizan U19
13 2DF Nikola Marjanović (2001-05-21) 21 May 2001 (age 18) 0 0   Brodarac

4 3MF Kristijan Belić (2002-03-25) 25 March 2002 (age 17) 7 0   Olympiacos U19
10 3MF Lazar Pavlović (2002-11-02) 2 November 2002 (age 17) 6 6   Partizan
8 3MF Dejan Zukić (2001-01-17) 17 January 2001 (age 18) 6 1   Vojvodina
16 3MF Mirko Topić (2001-02-05) 5 February 2001 (age 18) 5 1   Vojvodina
19 3MF Luka Velikić (2001-01-01) 1 January 2001 (age 18) 5 0   Valencia U19
7 3MF Bogdan Jočić (2001-01-11) 11 January 2001 (age 18) 5 0   Hellas Verona Primavera
15 3MF Mateja Stojanović (2001-01-17) 17 January 2001 (age 18) 4 0   Bačka BP
20 3MF Martin Novaković (2001-01-05) 5 January 2001 (age 18) 3 0   Red Star Belgrade U19
3MF Miljan Momčilović (2001-03-17) 17 March 2001 (age 18) 2 0   Partizan U19

4FW Milutin Vidosavljević (2001-02-21) 21 February 2001 (age 18) 15 6   Čukarički
11 4FW Dragoljub Savić (2001-04-25) 25 April 2001 (age 18) 6 1   Rapid Wien II
9 4FW Damjan Dostanić (2001-12-03) 3 December 2001 (age 17) 3 2   Ajax U19
18 4FW Filip Stevanović (2002-09-25) 25 September 2002 (age 17) 3 0   Partizan

Former squadsEdit

Head coachesEdit

Years Name
2019–   Milan Lešnjak
2019   Ivan Jević
2018–2019   Nenad Sakić
2017–2018   Miloš Velebit
2017   Milan Obradović
2016–2017   Milan Kosanović
2015–2016   Branislav Nikolić
2014–2015   Ivan Tomić
2013–2014   Veljko Paunović
2012–2013   Ljubinko Drulović
2012   Zoran Marić
2011–2012   Dejan Govedarica
2010–2011   Tomislav Sivić
2008–2010   Aleksandar Stanojević
2006–2007   Zvonko Živković
2005–2006   Miodrag Radulović
2004–2005   Zvonko Živković
2003–2004   Miodrag Martać
2002–2003   Slobodan Pavković
2000–2001   Mile Tomić

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "ПРВИ КРУГ КВАЛИФИКАЦИЈА ЗА U19 ИВАН ЈЕВИЋ ПОЗВАО 24 ИГРАЧА, РИВАЛИ ШПАНИЈА, РУМУНИЈА И ЛИТВАНИЈА". Football Association of Serbia (in Serbian). 27 September 2019.

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